Microsoft Has Full Versions of Office for iPad, iPhone Just Waiting to be Released

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Microsoft has full versions of Office for iPad and iPhone just waiting for the company's new CEO to pull the trigger, reports Reuters.

Chief Executive Satya Nadella, who took over as Microsoft's CEO in February, wants to widen Office's customer base but has to balance that with the importance of Office to Windows which benefits greatly from integration with the software.

"We have some pretty exciting plans," said John Case, the top Office marketing executive, about the future of Office. "Certainly, interest in Office on the iPad is extreme. When they (customers) want to do real work, they are going to want to use Office."

Reuters reports that according to one analyst, Microsoft is losing $2.5 billion a year in revenue by not offering Office for iPad.

"Office is being disenfranchised on the hottest growth platforms," Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund wrote in a note to clients. "Maybe it is time to focus on Office independent of Windows."

Some say it's already too late for Office on iOS and Android. What do you think? Notably, Microsoft has revealed that it will launch a new version of Office for Mac this year.

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Amir - March 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Office on iPad will require an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft didn't learn anything from Google for the last 10 or so years.
Fukran John - March 15, 2014 at 7:27pm
And now they can't learn how to keep the os the same we are used to AND why 41 mp for a cam is too much.
Bugged Out - March 14, 2014 at 11:22pm
Here comes the new iOS version, same buggy shit as the old version.
Fukran John - March 15, 2014 at 12:00am
Here comes the trolls, same gimmicking bullshit mything everything, same old attempts.
Poonhunter - March 14, 2014 at 9:12pm
...andof course Windows Oriffice is going to cost $400 or $200 plus a monthly subscription. If Apple decides to sell a compatible version of OSX for PCs, Microsft is gonna become a midget pornstar name
K - March 14, 2014 at 8:16pm
Like I'm trusting a company that fcks up an os and uses it to target the invulnerable ipad. Surfish is nothing more than a lumpy attention seeker with nothing that explains anything new in it and how it work. Calling a tablet a PC doesn't work, tablets are built with buttons and ports with a camera on it's back, computers have a non removable keyboard with every port builds around it, simple as this is Microsoft.
Nitro Methane Junkie - March 14, 2014 at 6:56pm
Even though they'd made tons of money from the sales of an iOS version I think they're afraid that if they do release it nobody will buy the surface or other windows tablets/hybrids anymore. Because that's really the only reason people buy them is having a portable office program.
sonivEX - March 14, 2014 at 8:06pm
I have both and let me tell you. As much as I love Apple and its products, the iPad is a toy if compared to the Surface. I am not trying to start fanboy war or anything, this is just the way I see it.
Kr00 - March 15, 2014 at 7:51am
Calling the iPad a toy is an utterly stupid comment, and you know it. What Apps does the surface have that make it better? You clearly have a bias, otherwise you would know the ubiquitous manner in which the iPad is used. Productivity, graphic design, POS systems, electronic funds transfer, books, audiobooks, gaming (which the surface can't compete with) desktop publishing, home automation, profession sound mixing (The Gorillas last 2 albums have been completely created on the iPad), and many many more third party apps that crap all over the surface. Messaging, note, calendar, contact and photograph synchronisation, shall I go on? The only toy is the thing you're holding in hand. Next time, try something a little more constructive or convincing.
sonivEX - March 15, 2014 at 9:04am
The stupidity of your answer makes it clear to me that you don't have a Surface. You can continue listing all the apps the iPad has but the Surface is a computer. The iPad is a tablet. Oh, the Gorillaz album was made on the iPad? Jeez, that is impressive! You can create ANY album know to man on a computer. If there is someone biased here, that someone is you. The iPad is awrsome indeed but is not as functional as a computer, no matter who you look at it.
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